Officers take oath during ceremony

LVAC board of directors, from left: Paul Welker, Allison Revelas, Amanda Popiolkowski, Nancy Franjoine, Chester Popiolkowski, Jeff Bono, Greg Jankiewicz, Larry Pohl, Mark Reed and Tim Marshall are sworn in by Town of Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli.

LVAC's officers were sworn in during a ceremony held at LVAC on Jan. 7. The officers were elected during the corps' annual general membership meeting on Dec. 10. LVAC members Paul Welker, Allison Revelas, Amanda Popiolkowski, Nancy Franjoine, Chester Popiolkowski, Jeff Bono, Greg Jankiewicz, Larry Pohl, Mark Reed, Kyle Rzeszutek and Tim Marshall took an oath of office administered by Town of Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli. Family, friends and local elected officials were invited to witness the ceremony during a lunchtime event. "It is an honor to serve as an officer of LVAC," said LVAC President Chester Popiolkowski "But is has always been a privilege for me to serve as president." See more photos from the event.

LVAC President Chester Popiolkowski

Read Popiolkowski's full remarks from the swearing-in: Good afternoon and welcome. To begin, I want to thank Lancaster Supervisor, Dino Fudoli for participating in our induction of officers. And I am looking forward to working with him in future. A new year is always a time for planning, changes, improvements, and new ideas. The end of 2012 will mark the 60th year of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Over the past years many things have changed, some have not. Vehicles, buildings, medical procedure and protocols have all changed. Our commitment of service to our community has not. This new year for LVAC will be a time of rededication and reaffirming that commitment to our community. Many of you have heard me speak on where we’ve been and where we are headed. LVAC is much more than 911 medical unit. This past year we learned the significance of being pro-active, and having an outreach program. I refer to the job done by our bike patrol unit this past summer, the numerous stand-bys for schools and community events, and the educational demonstrations done at schools and social organizations. These are things no other service can provide for our residents. We are a tremendous resource for our town. This organization has the knowledge, the talent, and the strength to do many things. With an active recruitment plan and through continued training we will sustain ourselves for the next 60 years. It is an honor to serve as an officer of LVAC. But is has always been a privilege for me to serve as president. I’ve been lucky to have with me a board of directors that is knowledgeable and candid, and a tremendous resource. I thank them for their past years with me and look forward to working with this year's board. I also thank the membership for their support, resolve and commitment. LVAC provides responsible EMS services to the Town of Lancaster that is second to none. Lancaster is our community. We live here. Our work is personal. We serve our neighbors and each other. This year's legacy for the officers will be to ensure that Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corp will be active for at least the next 60 years.
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